Gardening for Wellness

Gardening for Wellness
Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician and Director of PaRx, Canada’s National nature prescription program powered by the BC Parks Foundation. Also President-elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, she is an internationally recognized expert on the nature-health connection. A widely published writer, she was the resident medical expert on CBC TV’s hit lifestyle show Steven and Chris for four seasons, and continues to appear on air as a regular contributor to CBC radio and CTV News. Dr. Lem was the inaugural winner of University College’s Young Alumni of Influence Award at the University of Toronto, a 2021 World Parks Week Ambassador, sits on the Advisory Committee of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Health and Well-being Specialist Group, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Join Dr. Lem for a presentation on the health benefits of spending time in nature with a focus on outdoor gardening.
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